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  1. #11
    Thank you Jeff for starting this topic. I always love to read your posts! You are so encouraging!

    Thedestiny wrote: I did meet the man created for me and we just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We have two natural child birth children ages 38 and 36. Our children have blessed us with 6 grand children. My husband left for work everyday while I stayed home to raised our children, took care of the house, & enjoyed many hobbies. I drove a 2 door car for many years and learned to pull my chair into the back seat. As the shoulders started aching from wear and tear we puchased a van with a lift about 9 years ago. We have many memories of a fun life full of fun experiances.


    I nearly fell out when I read this!!!!! This sounds like me in a few years!!! I'm c6/7, have a wonderful husband and 2 boys (ages 5 and 10). Your post uplifted me soooo much. I'm now looking forward to one day enjoying my grandchildren! You are so right about family...they have gotten me through. Thanks for sharing this...it made my day!

    Shannon
    C6/7 incomplete

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    The better insurance you have the longer you will live, I mean they will keep you alive.

  3. #13
    Dying before my daughter is grown and on her own is a huge concern for me. In my 26 SCI years, my health has been pretty good. I have some AB friends who worry probably as much as I do that they will die before their children are grown. I think it's a pretty common feeling.

    I just received this email:
    Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to
    get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so
    excited about aging that you think in fractions.
    "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never
    thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five!
    That's the key.
    You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump
    to the next number, or even a few ahead.
    "How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey,
    you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you
    become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . . YOU BECOME 21.
    YESSSS!!!
    But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you
    sound like bad milk. He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun
    now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
    You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40.
    Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know
    it, you REACH 50 . . . and your dreams are gone.
    But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
    So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
    You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a
    day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
    You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT
    lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.
    And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going
    backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
    Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you
    become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
    May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
    HOW TO STAY YOUNG
    1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and
    height. Let the
    doctors worry about them. That is why you pay " them " .
    2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
    3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts,
    gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the
    devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
    4. Enjoy the simple things.
    5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
    6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only
    person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you
    are alive.
    7. Surround yourself with what you love, Whether it's family,
    pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your
    refuge.
    8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is
    unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
    9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the
    next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
    10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every
    opportunity.
    AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by
    the moments that take our breath away.

    Alive for 34 years
    T4/5 complete for 26 years
    Mom for 7 years

  4. #14
    Originally posted by olly:

    Hi Jeff. I am ac6/c7 imcomplete, motorcycle accident in i956, that's 48 years. ......i'm now 68 and still going.

    olly
    Yesterday was 25 years for me..............wow!! Thanks for the inspiration (I hate that word, but you know what I mean)

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